Overview

Guar gum is a fiber from the seed of the guar plant.

Guar gum is used for constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. There is limited scientific research to support the use of guar gum for other conditions.

How does it work ?

Guar gum is a fiber that normalizes the moisture content of the stool, absorbing excess liquid in diarrhea, and softening the stool in constipation. It also might help decrease the amount of cholesterol and glucose that is absorbed in the stomach and intestines.

There is some interest in using guar gum for weight loss because it expands in the intestine, causing a sense of fullness. This may decrease appetite.

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